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Houses. Dwellings

  • "Riten" beginnen bei "Essen und Trinken"by Michael Kinski

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2014; US$ 103.34

    Die Frage nach der ethischen Ausformung der Person und der Gestaltung des Gemeinwesens ist für den Konfuzianismus im Japan der Frühen Neuzeit von zentraler Bedeutung. Zu ihrer Beantwortung diente vielen Gelehrten der Zeit das Konzept der ?Riten? als Mittlerinstanz zwischen ethisch anspruchsvoller Lebensbewältigung und konventioneller Sittlichkeit.... more...

  • The 'Baby Dolls'by Kim Marie Vaz

    LSU Press 2013; US$ 12.95

    One of the first women's organizations to mask and perform during Mardi Gras, the Million Dollar Baby Dolls redefined the New Orleans carnival tradition. Tracing their origins from Storyville-era brothels and dance halls to their re-emergence in post-Katrina New Orleans, author Kim Marie Vaz uncovers the fascinating history of the "raddy-walking,... more...

  • About the Hearthby David G. Anderson; Robert P. Wishart; Virginie Vate

    Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 99.00

    Due to changing climates and demographics, questions of policy in the circumpolar north have focused attention on the very structures that people call home. Dwellings lie at the heart of many forms of negotiation. Based on years of in-depth research, this book presents and analyzes how the people of the circumpolar regions conceive, build, memorialize,... more...

  • Acquainted with the Nightby Christopher Dewdney

    HarperCollins Canada 2012; US$ 16.99

    Only Christopher Dewdney could mine the darkest pools of lore, legend, natural history, science, cultural history and the arts to recast the seemingly commonplace aspects of an ordinary night into a magical and exhilarating nocturnal tour. Using an original hour-by-hour structure that follows night?s progression from 6:00 pm to 6:00 am, Dewdney explores... more...

  • The Aesthetics of Wineby Douglas Burnham; Ole M. Skilleas

    Wiley 2012; US$ 119.95

    The Aesthetics of Wine shows that discussing wine within the framework of aesthetics both benefits our understanding of wine as a phenomenon, while also challenging some of the basic assumptions of the tradition of aesthetics. Analyzes the appreciation of wine as an aesthetic practice. Tackles prejudices against bodily senses, showing how they... more...

  • Alcoholby Rod Phillips

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Alcohol: A History more...

  • Alcohol, Gender and Cultureby Dimitra Gefou-Madianou

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 170.00

    Europeans consitiute 12 and a half per cent of the world's population but consume 50 per cent of the recorded world production alcohol, and this consumption plays a significant role in the cultural, religious, and social identites of these countrise. The contributors show how different groups define the proper use of alcohol, how State policies may... more...

  • American Afterlifeby Kate Sweeney

    University of Georgia Press 2014; US$ 24.95

    Someone dies. What happens next?. One family inters their matriarch’s ashes on the floor of the ocean. Another holds a memorial weenie roast each year at a greenburial cemetery. An 1898 ad for embalming fluid promises, "You can make mummies with it!" while a leading contemporary burial vault is touted as impervious to the elements. A... more...

  • Analysing Allerzielen Alomby William R. Arfman

    Sidestone Press 2011; US$ 12.15

    Since 2005, Dutch artist Ida van der Lee's Allerzielen Alom (or All Souls' All Around) project, as well as its various offshoots, have flowered throughout the Netherlands. In doing so they have brought a diverse public of various ages and religious as well as non-religious backgrounds together at the end of October or the beginning of November... more...

  • The Ancient art of Teaby Warren Peltier; John T. Kirby

    Tuttle Publishing 2011; US$ 15.95

    "It is my hope that this book will encourage others in the West to pick up where the ancients and the author left off and go out and search for sources of sweet water here in North America. ? It is time for us to pick up the mantle and spread the word, Tea."?Dr. Eric Messersmith, Institute for Asian Studies, Florida International University The... more...